Poll results: a lot of people desire the Xiaomi Mi MIX! Too bad it's kind of off limits

Poll results: a lot of people desire the Xiaomi Mi MIX! Too bad it's kind of off limits
Xiaomi recently surprised us with a brand-new smartphone that we pretty much didn't see coming — not through leaks and not through rumors. The Xiaomi Mi MIX is an impressive phablet with a 6.3-inch display and almost no bezels save for a chin at the bottom, which really isn't all that huge as well. The phone rounds it all off with a polished ceramic body and top-of-the-line hardware specs.

Of course, it looks like something from the future, and it surely will have its fans and early adopters, either pre-ordering it or dreaming about getting their hands on the device. Xiaomi's official stance is that the Mi MIX will not be sold outside of China. However, buying a Xiaomi handset through international retailers has become increasingly easy in the past months and we do believe it's bound to pop up on popular e-tailer websites soon. And with a price-tag of around $500 (before tax and shipping?), the Mi MIX is certainly alluring. To those willing to potentially sacrifice LTE connectivity, at least.

We know there will be many that see issues with the device. What about accidental touches to the screen? Why go with a gargantuan size? How is the “earpiece” going to sound (the phone vibrates the ceramic body in order to conduct sound to the user's ear canals)? I don't want to stick my ear to the display glass! So on and so forth. So, we thought we'd ask — how do you feel about getting a Mi MIX and why? Not surprisingly, a lot of the voters are certainly hot and bothered by the bezel-less phablet and would love to get their hands on one!

Would you buy the Xiaomi Mi MIX?

Yes, pre-ordering ASAP!
30.83%
I might, but want to see a couple of reviews first
43.49%
I would, if it had a smaller screen
15.22%
No, because I don't like the software
4.9%
No, because I don't like most things about it
5.56%

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11 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

I think the slab form factor had been subject to too many recycles the past three years, it's time something like this kicked the industry in the pants. Now if we could get sliders and flips with minimal screen to upper body ratio...

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and again... someone will say this phone is copying aquos.. lol...

8. Fona13A unregistered

And let them, I think this is a far better execution. Eventually everyone will follow suit, including Huawei and ZTE (not talking about Nubia).

2. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Why are you saying it's off limits? Please check your facts before writing false statements. According to GSM Arena, the Xiaomi MIX comes with LTE Band 4 (1700/2100) - here is their listing - LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900). So it should work with most US carriers and in Canada we have LTE Band 7 (2600) so ALL of Xiaomi phones have LTE access in Canada on Rogers/Fido or Bell/Virgin, but not Telus/Koodo although the Xiaomi Mix should be OK on all of them thanks to the inclusion of band 4.

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The author is likely referring to the story saying that the Mi Mix is limited to a production yield of 10,000 units per month, which will make acquiring one very difficult.

9. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

Which is funny because ibuygou.com and banggood.com and tons of other sites have the 256GB model available on pre-order at $699. If there's only 10,000 per month there's going to be a lot(millions) of unhappy people.

3. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Missing band 12 for T-Mobile

4. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The new Xiaomi Mi Note has T-Mobile covered though: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300) I would buy this one over the MIX anyway, not so large and a better price.

6. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Actually, T-Mobile seems to have LTE Band 4 as well as 12.

10. jayvie

Posts: 20; Member since: May 17, 2016

had this been lower than 6: screen, it would have been great! With its size, maybe the giants will appreciate more..

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

XiaoMi say "Out of stock"

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